noun (1)
buck·​ie | \ ˈbəkē \
plural -s

Definition of buckie

 (Entry 1 of 3)

chiefly Scottish
: a spiral-shelled marine gastropod or its shell especially : red whelk


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of buckie (Entry 2 of 3)

: a perverse intractable person


noun (3)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of buckie (Entry 3 of 3)

New England
: alewife sense 1a especially : an alewife smoked for food

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History and Etymology for buckie

Noun (1)

perhaps modification of Latin buccinum, bucinum, a shellfish used in dyeing purple, from bucina, buccina trumpet, shell used as a trumpet

Noun (2)

perhaps modification of Latin buccinum

Noun (3)

origin unknown

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“Buckie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckie. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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